måndag 18 november 2013

Minirecensioner x 2

Titel: Another Little Piece
Författare: Kate Karyus Quinn
Serie: -
Sidor: 419

On a cool autumn night, Annaliese Rose Gordon stumbled out of the woods and into a high school party. She was screaming. Drenched in blood. Then she vanished.

A year later, Annaliese is found wandering down a road hundreds of miles away. She doesn't know who she is. She doesn't know how she got there. She only knows one thing: She is not the real Annaliese Rose Gordon.

Now Annaliese is haunted by strange visions and broken memories. Memories of a reckless, desperate wish . . . a bloody razor . . . and the faces of other girls who disappeared. Piece by piece, Annaliese's fractured memories come together to reveal a violent, endless cycle that she will never escape—unless she can unlock the twisted secrets of her past.

Mina förväntningar var inte speciellt höga när jag började läsa Another Little Piece, och jag blev därför väldigt förvånad över hur mycket jag tyckte om den. Spännande, blodig, obehaglig, och väldigt vackert skriven..den liknar inget jag läst tidigare. Det här är nog inte en bok som passar alla, men jag gillade den oerhört, och kan knappt vänta på att få läsa mer av Kate Karyus Quinn.


“Confession is good for the soul, they say. I'd imagine this is true. But my sins were too convoluted. And from the little I understand--too damning.” 

"And that's when I felt the first hunger pang. Even from my spot halfway up the bleachers, I could see the beads of sweat on his golden-brown skin. Except it didn't resemble sweat so much as the juices dripping from the crisped and crackling skin of a roasted chicken. I wanted to sink my teeth into him. My stomach growled with hunger at the thought. Saliva collected in my mouth. I swallowed loudly."

8,5 / 10 

Titel: Perfect Ruin
Författare: Laure DeStefano
Serie: The Internment Chronicles #1
Sidor: 356

On Internment, the floating island in the clouds where 16-year-old Morgan Stockhour lives, getting too close to the edge can lead to madness. Even though Morgan's older brother, Lex, was a Jumper, Morgan vows never to end up like him. She tries her best not to mind that her life is orderly and boring, and if she ever wonders about the ground, and why it is forbidden, she takes solace in best friend Pen and her betrothed, Basil.

Then a murder, the first in a generation, rocks the city. With whispers swirling and fear on the wind, Morgan can no longer stop herself from investigating, especially when she meets Judas. He is the boy being blamed for the murder — betrothed to the victim — but Morgan is convinced of his innocence. Secrets lay at the heart of Internment, but nothing can prepare Morgan for what she will find — or who she will lose.

Lauren DeStefanos debutserie The Chemical Garden tillhör mina favoriter, så naturligtvis har jag varit väldigt nyfiken på Perfect Ruin och hennes nya serie. Som vanligt är DeStefanos berättelse ganska långsam och oerhört vackert skriven. Perfect Ruin är väldigt spännande, trots att dess tempo inte är så högt, och jag var väldigt förtjust i handlingen.

Jag gillade även karaktärerna, allra helst Morgan och Basil, och jag älskade förhållande mellan dem. Trots beskrivningen så förekommer det inget triangeldrama, och jag håller tummarna på att slippa ett sådant i fortsättningen också.

Perfect Ruin är en mycket bra bok, med en fängslande handling och älskvärda karaktärer, och jag är övertygad om att fortsättningen kommer att vara minst lika bra.


“We'll never get you back then," he said. The words were meant to frighten me, but instead they filled me with romantic notions that became a part of my game. I began to imagine being carried on the wind and landing on the ground, seeing for myself what was happening below our city. I could imagine such great and impossible things. Things I didn't have words for.
The madness of youth made me unafraid.” 

“Basil would never go for this - me chasing after an accused murderer in the darkness. He says there's nothing wrong with me, but it's entirely possible he hasn't been paying enough attention.” 

8 / 10   

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